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Wisconsin park begins cutting dead trees

Posted: 10/19/2014 - MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Workers have started removing nearly 140 dead or dying evergreen trees at Peninsula State Park Golf Course in Door County.

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John Doe legal fees approach $900,000

Posted: 10/18/2014 - Taxpayers have paid nearly $900,000 in legal fees related to the John Doe investigation of coordinated efforts between the campaign of Gov. Scott Walker and his supporters.

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Walker and Burke face off for final debate

Updated: 10/17/2014 - MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Mary Burke break little new ground in their second and final debate.

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AG candidates Happ and Schimel write open letters to each other

Updated: 10/16/2014 - The attorney general candidates Democrat Susan Happ and Republican Brad Schimel made an argument public today with Happ writing a letter first to Schimel asking him to "clean up his act" accusing him and his campaign of calling her a liar. Schimel responded backing up claims that he made saying they were true, and he stands by what he and his campaign had said.

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Burke predecessor called her a 'disaster' in '06

Posted: 10/16/2014 - MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Mary Burke's predecessor as head of the Wisconsin Department of Commerce referred to her as a "disaster" in a 2006 email sent to a top official in Gov. Jim Doyle's administration.

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AG hopeful: Racial marriage question 'absurd'

Posted: 10/16/2014 - MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Republican attorney general candidate Brad Schimel says he shouldn't have answered a question on whether he would defend interracial marriage bans.

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UPDATED: Woman charged with faking cancer

Updated: 10/16/2014 - A Spring Green woman is accused of faking cancer and cashing in on thousands of dollars that people and organizations donated for her bogus cancer fight.

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Medical examiner investigates infant death

Posted: 10/16/2014 - MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office says investigators are looking into the death of a 2-month-old boy on Milwaukee's north side.

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Wisconsin AG hopeful proposes gun deal

Posted: 10/16/2014 - MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Republican attorney general hopeful Brad Schimel says he would devote state Justice Department resources to helping Milwaukee prosecutors go after gun crimes -- if they agree not to drop charges in plea deals.

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Court begins for Wausau man accused of homicide

Posted: 10/16/2014 - WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) -- A Wausau man has made his first appearance in court since police accused him of killing a 22-year-old woman during a robbery and burying her body nearly four years ago.

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DEA: 51 charged in illegal prescription drug sales

Posted: 10/16/2014 - MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration says 51 people have been charged following a two-day operation targeting illegal prescription drug sales.

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Walker being outspent on television ads

Updated: 10/16/2014 - MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Republican Gov. Scott Walker is being outspent by Democrat Mary Burke and her supporters on television ads in the hotly contested race for Wisconsin governor.

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Burke, supporters hope minimum wage sways voters

Posted: 10/16/2014 - MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Democrat Mary Burke and her supporters hope that Republican Gov. Scott Walker's adamant opposition to the minimum wage will be the deciding factor in the race for governor that polls show is tied just over two weeks until Election Day.

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About half of school districts will get more aid

Posted: 10/16/2014 - MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction figures show about half of public school districts will get more state aid this year than the previous school year.

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